Meet the Team - Elizabeth Johnson

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Get to know 2008 Paralympic gold medal winner and 2012 Paralympian Liz Johnson. Read her Tweets, view images, watch her in action and being interviewed, check out Elizabeth in numbers, see how her Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Liz Johnson






5ft 5in

Training base

Manchester HPC


Mick Massey

Paralympic History

2008: Gold in SB6 100m Breaststroke
2004: Silver in SB6 100m Breaststroke, 5th in SM6 200m Individual Medley

In Action

SM6 200m Individual Medley on 3rd September
SB6 100m Breaststroke on 5th September

Did you know?

  • Liz, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the S6 classification, has already played an important role in the London Aquatics Centre - she was asked to lay the final tile when the competition pool was completed in April 2011.
  • Away from competition, Liz graduated from Swansea University with a degree in business management and finance and plans to pursue a job as an accountant after bringing her swimming career to a close.
  • She supports Liverpool and likes to relax away from the pool by going to theatre or shopping.

Liz's Career

Breaststroke specialist Liz Johnson is one of a handful of the British team to have won Paralympic, World Championship and European Championship gold. Having won SB6 100m Breaststroke silver on her Paralympic debut at Athens 2004, Johnson won an emotional gold in the same event at Beijing 2008 and dedicated the victory to her mother who had died 11 days before the race. The Welsh swimmer's world title came in Durban in 2006 while she completed her set with European gold in a personal best in Berlin last season.

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